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Of all the famous people who have called Wave Hill home over the decades — Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, even famed conductor Arturo Toscanini — there’s one Karen Meyerhoff wishes was a part of that list: Sherlock Holmes. Yes, yes, Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character. But Meyerhoff — Wave Hill’s president and executive director since 2015 — has a real mystery for the famed sleuth: Where does the name “Wave Hill” come from? more
The State Historic Preservation Office no longer supports efforts by DEP to keep the Jerome Park Reservoir’s smaller north basin dry, officially withdrawing its October endorsement of the city’s agency plan. DEP officials had hoped to keep the basin empty as a way to quickly store water just in case the Croton water filtration plant under Van Cortlandt Park lost power. more
Squeaky wheels get the grease, as the saying goes — or, in this case, water. After months of challenging the city’s environmental protection department over plans to keep Jerome Park Reservoir’s north basin dry indefinitely, its 50,000-odd neighbors got the news they’d been hoping for: the DEP will keep water in the basin. more
There’s a secret buried just below the surface of New York City: Those pipes which are essential to bringing that famous-tasting water into our homes and businesses? They’re old. Like, really old. more
Miriam Gomez hates what she sees when she visits Henry Hudson Park. Although a renovation began last year, it’s still not finished, and the rest of the park has been neglected, turning formerly flat green lawns into stretches of tall grasses and weeds. more
With a handshake, Mayor Bill de Blasio and council Speaker Corey Johnson agreed to a 2019-20 budget that included “promises to create a pathway” to equal pay for all teachers in the city’s Pre-K For All program. more
Walkers and wheelchairs should not stop anyone from having a good time. more
From his many years as a finance and economics professor at Columbia Business School, to his role in ensuring the long-time future of Wave Hill — it’s hard to look anywhere in the community and not see something positive David Beim played a role in creating or preserving. more
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